Set up a Chinese or Cantonese input source on Mac
On your Mac, add input sources so you can use a standard keyboard to type in Chinese or Cantonese.
On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, then click Input Sources.
Click the Add button , select “Chinese, Traditional,” “Chinese, Simplified,” or “Cantonese, Traditional” (on the left), then select an input source in the list on the right.
Tip: You can add a handwriting input source even if there are no other input sources for that language. For example, you can add Handwriting - Cantonese when French is the only other input source added.
Note: If your Mac has a Touch Bar, you can customize the Control Strip by adding the Input Sources button , the Handwriting button , or both. To learn how to change the Control Strip, see Customize the Touch Bar.
After you set up a Chinese or Cantonese input source, you can switch to the input source you want to use and then start typing Chinese or Cantonese characters.